Women and gender issues

Women and gender issues

4 March 2021

About 931 million tons of food — or 17 per cent of all food available to consumers in 2019 and roughly equal to 23 million fully loaded 40-ton trucks bumper-to-bumper, enough to circle the Earth seven times — were trashed by households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, a UNEP report says.

3 March 2021
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March:

3 March 2021

Schools for more than 168 million children around the world have been closed for an entire year due to lockdowns, a report from UNICEF says, noting that around 214 million children globally, or one in seven, have missed more than three quarters of their in-person learning.  The most vulnerable may never return, it warns.

17 February 2021
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the round table hosted by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development titled “Rebuild, Boost, and Transform:  Gender approaches for an inclusive COVID-19 recovery”, today:

11 February 2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has asked for $1.5 billion to fund its education, health, social services, infrastructure and other essential services, as well as emergency appeals and priority projects for 2021.

14 January 2021
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s video message for the high-level official launch of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund’s Rapid Response Window on women and peace processes, held today:

10 December 2020
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the 16-day Healing Campaign in Samoa under the Spotlight Initiative, today:

10 December 2020
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message of solidarity and a call to action in the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender‑Based Violence, today:

9 December 2020
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the “When #Youthlead on Women, Peace and Security” Campaign, today:

8 December 2020
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the “WOMENpreneurs: From Startups to Stars” event, held virtually today:

8 December 2020
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the “Let’s Talk about Violence against Women” conversation, held virtually today:

7 December 2020
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the Group of Friends for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, held today:

7 December 2020
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Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the NYLESA [New York Local Expatriate Spouse Association] event on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, today:

27 November 2020
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message at the Women’s Civil Society Organizations’ Commemoration of United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, in Bogotá on 29 October:

27 November 2020
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the first National Summit on Ending Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea, held on 9 November:

27 November 2020
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Reykjavik Global Forum — Women Leaders Virtual Event, co-hosted by Women Political Leaders and the Government and Parliament of Iceland, on 9 November:

25 November 2020
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Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed today:

25 November 2020

A new United Nations Children’s Fund report shows that 320,000 children and young people under the age of 20 were infected with HIV in 2019 – about one every 100 seconds, bringing the total number of children living with HIV to 2.8 million.  About half of children worldwide had access to life-saving treatment; nearly 100,000 children died of AIDS.

24 November 2020
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Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

19 November 2020
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, “Beyond Recovery:  Designing an Inclusive World”, held in Paris and online today: